A Guide to Austrian Mountain Food

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Austrian mountain food is perfect for fueling up after a hard day’s skiing. Here’s my guide to Austrian mountain food.

Cheesy dumpling soup was served up at Schörgi Alm. It’s a traditional piste restaurant which sits at 1600m at the top of the Papageno.

Cheese Dumpling Soup – Käsenodelsuppet

The Alpine version of pizza from Hotel Olympia in Filzmoos. Perfect for lunch accompanied by a cold beer.

Tarte with Bacon, Onion and Sour Cream

Tiroler Gröstl, or Gröstl for short, is another bacon and onion dish but this Tirolean favorite is partnered with a carb-fest of piping hot potatoes.

Tiroler Gröstl

Käsespäetzle is Austria’s take on Macaroni cheese. Späetzle is a German pasta, that looks a bit like macaroni but is a poached dough similar to gnocchi or dumplings.


A traditional doughnut pastry fried in boiling lard. They’re filled with cranberry jam and dusted with a fluttering of icing sugar.


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